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ORLive Presents: Renowned Surgeon to Perform New Knee Replacement Procedure

November 29, 2007

In a live Internet web cast on December 6, 2007, Lawrence S. Crossett, M.D., will perform two knee replacement surgeries using the LCS(R) Complete(TM) Mobile Bearing Knee Systems from DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. This broadcast will take place at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. DePuy is making the broadcast available for free via www.OR-Live.com.

At 3 P.M. EST Dr. Crossett will perform a revision knee replacement surgery using a new revision implant, the LCS(R) Complete(TM) System. This system helps diffuse loosening forces from the increased mechanical constraint and offers surgeons increased fixation through the use of metaphyseal sleeves on the femoral and tibial side.

At 6 P.M. EST Dr. Crossett will perform a primary knee replacement surgery that will highlight the LCS(R) Complete RPS, a mobile-bearing knee implant that is designed to provide increased range of motion while sparing the patient’s natural, healthy bone tissue.

About Knee Replacement

The demand for knee replacement is growing rapidly. It is estimated that the number of primary total knee replacements will increase by 673 percent — to 3.48 million — in 2030. This is due in part to the growing number of Baby Boomers with osteoarthritis and the rise in obesity among the population.1

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can determine whether an orthopaedic implant is an appropriate course of treatment. There are potential risks, and recovery takes time. The performance of the new joint depends on weight, activity level, age and other factors.

About the OR-Live Broadcast

Surgeons, patients, caregivers and others may view this procedure for free on the Web at www.OR-Live.com. Information is available at this site about how to view the broadcast. The 3 PM EST surgery broadcast will be moderated by James E. Dowd, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Director of Clinical Research, Jordan-Young Institute, Virginia Beach, VA. The 6 PM EST surgery broadcast will be moderated by Brian D. Haas, MD, Clinical Director, Rocky Mountain Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory, Denver, Colorado and Clinical Director, Colorado Joint Replacement, Denver, Colorado.

About DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.

DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, is advancing the standard of orthopaedic patient care, with a focused commitment to help surgeons achieve excellence in surgical practice. The company designs, manufactures and distributes orthopaedic devices and supplies including hip, knee, extremity, trauma, cement, orthobiologics, and operating room products. As a global leader in joint replacement products, DePuy Orthopaedics is committed to Restoring the Joy of Motion(TM) for patients whose mobility is restricted by severe osteoarthritis or other debilitating injury.

Reference:

1. “Total Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery Projections Show Meteoric Rise by 2030. Orthopaedic procedures set to continue gaining widespread acceptance as means to restore quality-of-life,” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Web site: http://www6.aaos.org/news/Pemr/press_release.cfm?PRNumber=442

Visit: http://www.or-live.com/DePuy to learn more and view a program preview.

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 Contact:  Alex Fraser Director of Marketing OR-Live, Inc. 860-953-2900 x 214 Email Contact  Jessica Masuga DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. (574) 371-4830 Email Contact  Steve Cebalt Bottom Line PR (260) 416-0222 Email Contact

SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.




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